If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant:
if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

Anne Bradstreet

Church Calendar for March 21-29, 2014

For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship, 3rd Sunday of Lent
11:30 am Fellowship Time
5:00 pm Lent Supper begins; 7th Cents Youth Group
6:00 pm  Lent Worship
6:15 pm Lenten Series study                                                                                                                                                                 

12:00 pm Family Prayer Group at church     

10:00 am Seekers and Searchers Women’s Bible Study
4:30 pm Confirmation Class

6:30 pm Innovation Generation                                                                                                                                                                                             

11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
12:30 pm Personnel Committee meets

6:00 pm Youth Design Team

10:00 am POV Assembly in Bloomington


Lent devotions featuring readings by Henri Nouwen are available in the sanctuary and fellowship hall.
PRAYER TREES FOR LENT – Have you noticed the six “trees” in Fellowship Hall?  These are prayer trees!  During Lent, add your specific prayers (forgiveness, thanksgiving, for the world, for patience, wisdom and praise) by writing them on the leaf attached to each tree, pin the leaf to the tree either showing your prayer or turned away as you prefer.  There is no limit to the prayers that you can add.  Let’s bring spring to the trees while focusing on prayer during Lent.

Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108; Younger Elementary (K-2nd) – room 202; Older Elementary (3rd – 5th) room 103; Middle School – room 200; High School – room 201; Adults and Young Adults: Coffee and Conversation – FH classroom A; History of Christianity – FH classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.

The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut.  Please give generously.  Sunday School Superintendent, Sandy Mead, is offering a challenge – if we get $35 (all classes) or more a week in offering, there will be a milkshake party each month! Thanks for your generous giving.

Surrell Scholarship Applications are available in the church office.  2014 High School Seniors and current college students (including non-traditional) who are part of the CPC family, whether by membership or church life participation, may apply.  The deadline to return the application is April 30 and none will be accepted after that date.  See Sandy Mead or Amanda Davis for more information.

2014 Lenten Series – The educational series continues each Sunday through April 13 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.  Supper will be served from 5:00 to 6:00 followed by worship and classes.  The preschool and elementary children will be doing activities related to Peacemaking.  The youth group study is “A Journey with Jesus in the 21st Century” (they will meet in the Central Youth room each week).  Adults will have an interesting discussion using the study “Faithful Citizen: Living Responsibly in a Global Society” exploring how our individualism focus can faithfully respond to global issues.  Andrew Conner will lead the discussion of “Civic Engagement for the Earth.”  Childcare will be provided for the youngest children.

Continue to bring the plastic caps and lids.  They will be given to Art Totality for a second bench and to Unity Presbyterian for a bench.

EASTER FLOWER orders are due March 31!  An order form is in the bulletin or in the Herald on the website (www.thcpc.org)

Dates for your planning calendar:
Maundy Thursday service – April 17  7:00 pm
Good Friday service – April 18    12:00 pm at Central;  7:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal (joint – Central, Centenary, St. Stephen’s)
April 25-27 Family Retreat at Pyoca
May 4 – 7th Cents Talent Show
June 22 – 26 VBS at Central  6:00 – 8:30 pm

KOINONIA PRAYER LIST:  In an effort to keep the prayer needs of our family and friends off of the website, you will be receiving a separate email with the Koinonia Prayer List.  The same distribution list is used for both mailings, so if you unsubscribe to one, you have for both.  Please be patient until we can find a better way to make this work.

Happy Birthday to:

Christopher Moulton 3/21; Ridge Holder, Tebby Miller 3/23; Brad Bough 3/25; Rachel Ourand 3/27; Michael Mardis 3/29

Lectionary readings for March 23

3rd Sunday in Lent, Exod. 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Rom. 5:1-11; John 4:5-42

Reminders for Sunday, March 23

Liturgist: Leanne Holder
Children’s Moment: Al Holder
Greeter: Mike & Molly Wadsworth
Ushers: Max & Carolyn Payne
Hosts: Holder family
Session Open and Close:  Joyce Cook, Don Lowder

Staff eMails:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org


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